The Black Keys

  1. Black Keys Manager Denies Pressuring Adversary

    March 13, 2013 7:30 PM EDT A Nashville lawyer who opposes legislation that would crack down on ticket scalping in Tennessee alleges that a manager of The Black Keys tried to persuade him to change his position in exchange for tickets to a performance by the band. Attorney ...

  2. Black Keys File Third Lawsuit Against 'Soundalikes' in TV Commercials

    January 23, 2013 7:41 PM EST In the history of advertising, it's not unusual for brand companies to commission "sound-alikes" of popular songs for commercials. About a decade ago, NPR's On the Media examined the phenomenon of ad agencies falling in love wi ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year

    December 21, 2012 11:14 AM EST THE CREME DE LA CREME THESE ARTISTIC STATEMENTS DEFINED THE YEAR IN MUSIC   El Camino The Black Keys Producers : The Black Keys, Danger Mouse Engineers/Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst, Kennie Takahashi Mastering Engineer: Brian Lucey Label: None ...

  4. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 8:14 AM EST fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop cros ...

  5. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  6. Black Keys Settle Pizza Hut, Home Depot Lawsuits

    November 27, 2012 7:23 PM EST The Black Keys told a federal judge the band has settled copyright infringement lawsuits against Pizza Hut and The Home Depot claiming misuse of their music in commercials. The band alleged the song "Lonely Boy" was improperly used to se ...

  7. MTV Movie Awards Bring Sales Bumps For Black Keys, fun., Martin Solveig, Wiz Khalifa

    June 14, 2012 7:05 AM EDT The hold-your-right-arm look: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach flank actor Johnny Depp at the MTV Movie Awards June 3, where the trio performed two Black Keys songs. (Photo Courtesy: MTV) The MTV Movie Awards on June 3 s ...

  8. Black Keys, Eric Church Bring Q Prime South No. 1s on Two Different Radio Formats for Second Time This Year

    June 13, 2012 2:19 PM EDT The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling (Official... by Warner-Music Nashville-based Q Prime South and its six-person staff, led by manager John Peets, has achieved the rare feat of having two artists -- Eric Church and the Black Keys -- simultaneous ...

  9. Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Calls Sean Parker an 'A--hole' for Exploiting Musicians

    March 26, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Black Keys had one of the biggest albums of the past six months, were featured in Billboard Magazine, and headlined arenas like Madison Square Garden this month and will do the same at Coachella next month, yet Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney ...

  10. Michael Buble Set for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2011 7:17 PM EST Next week, Michael Buble's "Christmas" album will easily spend a third week atop the Billboard 200 chart, while Amy Winehouse's posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" and the Black Keys' "El Camino&quo ...

  11. Black Keys Announce First Headlining Arena Tour, Arctic Monkeys Opening

    December 02, 2011 3:33 PM EST Blues-rockers the Black Keys are moving on up, announcing their very first headlining arena tour today. The duo will headline the 15-city North American arena tour alongside opening act Arctic Monkeys . The tour kicks off on March 2 in their homes ...

  12. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:08 AM EDT The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion i ...

  13. The Black Keys Sue Della Femina Ad Agency Over Song Usage

    June 09, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The popular blues-rock duo The Black Keys hammered New York agency Della Femina Rothschild Jeary & Partners with two separate federal lawsuits last week for using their hit song "Tighten Up" to promote a New Jersey bank during the Gr ...

  14. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Friday

    April 16, 2011 12:44 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed that you may have missed ...

  15. Watch: Colbert Skewers Glut of Indie Rock Bands Licensing Music To Commercials, Officiates 'Sellout Off' Between Black Keys and Vampire Weekend

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST If the best comedy contains a grain of truth, then a satirical sketch on last night's Colbert Report on the surfeit of indie rock bands licensing their music to TV commercials was like a documentary. The skit (video below) featured the Black ...

  16. TV On The Radio, Public Enemy Set For 'Roots Picnic'

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TV On The Radio, Public Enemy, the Black Keys and Santigold are among the acts handpicked by The Roots to play the band's second annual hometown "Roots Picnic" on June 6 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Public Enemy will perform th ...

  17. Black Keys Tune Up For U.S. Tour

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates start April 19. Akron, Ohio rockers the Black Keys will embark on a monthlong U.S. headlining tour April 19 at Headliners in Louisville, Ky. The outing, which will run across the Midwest and South, will wrap May 14 at Cats Cradle in Carboro, ...

  18. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  19. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...